Into this wild-beast tangle these men had been born without their consent, they had taken part in it because they could not help it; that they were in jail was no disgrace to them, for the game had never been fair, the dice were loaded. They were swindlers and thieves of pennies and dimes, and they had been trapped and put out of the way by the swindlers and thieves of millions of dollars.
They use everything about the hog except the squeal.
In the twilight, it was a vision of power.
It was the incarnation of blind and insensate Greed. It was a monster devouring with a thousand mouths, trampling with a thousand hoofs it was the Great Butcher--it was the spirit of Capitalism made flesh.
There is one kind of prison where the man is behind bars, and everything that he desires is outside and there is another kind where the things are behind the bars, and the man is outside.
I am sustained by a sense of the worthwhileness of what I am doing a trust in the good faith of the process which created and sustains me. That process I call God.
The remedy for the Great Depression is to give the workers access to the means of production, and let them produce for themselves, not for others, . . . the American way.
All truly great art is optimistic. The individual artist is happy in his creative work. The fact that practically all great art is tragic does not in any way change the above thesis.
I just put on what the lady says. I've been married three times, so I've had lots of supervision.
Fascism is capitalism plus murder.
It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.
Consider Christmascould Satan in his most malignant mood have devised a worse combination of graft plus bunkum than the system whereby several hundred million people get a billion or so gifts for which they have no use, and some thousands of shop clerks die of exhaustion while selling them, and every other child in the Western world is made ill from overeatingall in the name of the lowly Jesus
The private control of credit is the modern form of slavery
I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach.
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